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Authorities Say State Worker Forged Overtime Pay Slips to Gamble

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) _ A Plainfield woman charged with fraudulently getting overtime pay at her state job when she was actually gambling has been sentenced to two years in jail.

Lisa Bloomer also forfeited a state pension worth about $800,000 at sentencing Monday in New London Superior Court. She pleaded no contest to first-degree larceny.

Prosecutors say the 50-year-old Bloomer forged her supervisor’s signature to obtain overtime pay at her job with the state Department of Developmental Services in Mystic, then went to casinos when she was supposedly working.

Authorities say she lost significant amounts of money while gambling and fraudulently obtained $207,000 in overtime between 2005 and 2007.

Bloomer told police she became addicted to gambling.
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Information from: Norwich Bulletin, http://www.norwichbulletin.com

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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